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5 Takeaways from ManageWP’s AMA with Paolo Belcastro

Paolo Belcastro is the Spectrum Division Lead at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. The Spectrum Division is in charge of domain names. He started developing online products from Paris, France in 1994, managed and monetised high profile domain name portfolios from 1998. In 2004 Belcastro found his internet consultancy firm in Geneva, Switzerland. He is originally from Italy, studied photography in Paris, France.

Key Takeaways:

  • The “dotblogger” Paolo Belcastro from Automattic took over this week’s ManageWP AMA. Belcastro is a Spectrum Division Lead and got his start in online products in Paris, France in 1994.
  • Belcastro gives us insight into his everyday life at Automattic, his job title, and how staying on top of his work actually relaxes him.
  • “One of the things I like at Automattic is that we set our own titles, an exercise in which we try to describe our role with humor, showing that we take accomplishments, and not titles, seriously,”

“Belcastro said Automattic has a very strong emotional tie to .blog and feels like it represents what the company was about. He also said the domain vetting process was very strenuous.”

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